Warco lathes & mills in the news

It’s not all too often we get to see our machines on TV.

A little while ago, we posted about Speed with Guy Martin. This was an interesting story about his attempt to break the world record for speed on a bicycle. As part of the bike build process, we saw a couple of Warco machines being used on Channel 4.

More recently, Sky News reported on the achievements of UTC Warrington. This is a new University Technical College in north west England that specializes in gearing up students for the world of work, with the aim of inspiring technical careers.

Warco machinery on Sky News, footage kindly shared with us by UTC Warrington

To establish the new engineering workshops at the college, we were asked to equip the department with a range of Warco lathes and milling machines. This machinery would go on to be used in teaching to develop students’ practical engineering skills, and some of it can be seen in the Sky segment above.

UTC Warrington themselves also have videos of the department we were involved with, including some high quality drone footage featuring the building and teaching spaces. We’ve embedded a couple of their videos below.

Firstly here’s a brief clip which focuses on their engineering workshop.

A short video showing the engineering workshop at UTC Warrington

Finally we thought this was well worth sharing – it’s that drone footage filmed by the college, which gives a good insight into the facilities, including an overview of the equipment we installed in situ. (You can skip to about 1 minute in to see the inside building.)

Drone footage of the site including a view of the Warco lathes and milling machines

Read more about UTC Warrington on their main site utcw.co.uk.

For decades now we’ve been supplying machinery for education, but as well as undertaking large scale installations like the above, we also don’t consider any project too small. Often a starting point can be the purchase of a single machine or tool – so whatever the size of your next metalworking or engineering project, we will always be happy to help. You can find all our contact details here.

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